Mr Manuel Fredricks, the 1972 Munich Olympic medalist visits JFHA

During this Olympic season we, at the Jude Felix Hockey Academy, had the privilege to host Mr Manuel Fredricks, the 1972 Munich Olympics medalist at the JFHA ground.

1972 Munich Olympics Medalist Manuel Fredicks With JFHA Kids

1972 Munich Olympics Medalist Manuel Fredicks With JFHA Kids

Mr. Fredricks, a LION HEARTED goalkeeper of his times, hails from the Kannur district in Kerala.  He donned the Indian colors from 1971 – 1978 & represented the country at the 1972 Munich Olympics, winning a bronze medal, which was the highlight of his career.  He also guarded the Indian post with distinction at the 1971 Barcelona World Cup, 1978 Buenos Aires World Cup & 1974 Tehran (Iran) Asian Games, and also also served in the Indian Army [ASC]. Continue reading →